Enduring Mercy

            We live in a disposable society. No matter how hard we try to conserve and recycle, the throw-away nature of many conveniences seem to be firmly entrenched. Young mothers appreciate the convenience of disposable diapers over the labor-intensive use of cloth ones. We opt for pre-moistened wipes rather than reusable washcloths, and we wash our cars with disposable clothes instead of reusable towels. We even opt for paper plates for our hone-cooked meals rather than using our stoneware of china. Environmentalists tell us our planet will pay a dear price for these decisions, but since few of us live near a landfill, we just keep on dropping our trash into the nearest bin and keep moving.

           Thankfully, nothing about God is disposable. Psalm 107:1 tells of one of the vital things about Him that is lasting. “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (NKJ). Mercy—Gods’ forbearance that keeps us from getting what we truly deserve—is always available. Not only is mercy not disposable, but it is also not recyclable. Like the weekday manna, enough mercy is supplied for one day and then we find that “through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23(NKJ).

              Thank God for His enduring mercy.

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

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~ by sanewriter on September 27, 2011.

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